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    West Chester, Ohio
    March 7, 2015

    On Saturday, March 7, 2015, a human skull was found by children in a wooded area in West Chester, Ohio. Evidence collected in the area suggests that the individual was wearing a Bobby Brooks brand white, short sleeved pull-over shirt with red and blue horizontal stripes, Faded Glory brand blue jeans (size 12), SAS brand black-laced shoes. A blue denim cloth bag with a black fanny pack containing a pair of scissors, a knife, a lighter and cotton candy lip gloss was also recovered. Items found nearby which may be associated with the victim include: two pairs of eyeglasses (prescription and reading) and a pair of gloves. This individual most likely died within the past six months.

    The unknown victim wore a Bobby Brooks brand white shirt with red and blue horizontal stripes, Faded Glory blue jeans, and SAS “Freetime Women’s Tripad” brand black shoes. A fanny pack and a two-handled blue denim cloth bag were also recovered at the scene.

    The victim also had upper dentures without implants, while the lower dentures had mandibular implants. The victim had severe bony atrophy in the maxilla and mandible. This was an expensive, unique dental prosthetic.

    Age: 35 to 60 years old (estimated) Hair: Brown/Gray (6-12 inches long)
    Height: Approximately 5'3" to 5'9"
    Sex: Female
    Race: White